All Catholic schools of the St. Louis Archdiocese shall admit students of any race, color, or national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at these schools. The schools shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin or ethnic origin in admission policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.
The principal, with proper consultation with the pastor and/or the board, will admit students to the school according to the norms set by the archdiocesan Board of Education and accepted educational procedure. Cooperation of parents with their church and school may be an important criterion in determining the acceptance for admission.
For admission, a family must show evidence of the following:
1. A student entering St. Paul Catholic School is accepted the first year on a conditional basis that may be extended to further years should conditions warrant.
- participation in the spiritual and social life of the parish
- support of the concepts upheld in the Parent Witness Statement
- assistance in the financial support of the parish
- agreement to follow the policies and procedures of St. Paul Catholic School and those of the Archdiocese of St. Louis
- willingness to cooperate with the teachers and administration in the moral, psychological, emotional, spiritual, intellectual and academic development of their children
2. The family must be registered in St. Paul Catholic Parish. Parishioners of other parishes must have written permission of their respective pastors before approaching the principal at St. Paul Catholic School.
3. Families who wish to register with St. Paul Catholic Parish must contact the pastor.
4. To aid in the implementation of the admissions policy, a list of priorities has been established:
- Registered, practicing* Catholics, with another child enrolled at St. Paul School
- Registered, practicing Catholics, living within the boundaries of the Parish
- Registered, practicing Catholics, living outside the boundaries of the Parish (without an existing school)
- Registered, practicing Catholics, living outside the boundaries of the Parish (with approval from both pastors- Transferring from another Catholic School – 4102.2)
- Registered, non-practicing Catholics
*A practicing Catholic is defined as:
- Faithful attendance at Sunday Mass
- Regular reception of the Sacraments
- Financial support of the Parish